Beyond the GAAP No. 170 - October 2022
On 28 October, the EU’s financial markets regulator, ESMA, published its European Common Enforcement Priorities for the annual financial and non-financial reporting for 2022.
Beyond the GAAP no.169 – September 2022
In September, the IASB issued amendments to IFRS 16 on leases to clarify the subsequent measurement of a lease liability arising from sale and leaseback transactions where the lease payments are variable and not dependent on an index or rate. As requested by stakeholders, the IASB has ultimately provided no clarification on how to measure the proportion of the seller-lessee's retained interest in the asset. This issue of Beyond the GAAP presents the details of this amendment, which has been expected for several months.
Beyond the GAAP - No. 168 - July & August 2022
The comment period for EFRAG’s public consultation on its first set of 13 draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRSs) closed on 8 August. EFRAG’s Sustainability Reporting Board, supported by its Technical Expert Group, now has to analyse the more than 750 responses received in order to submit the final version of its draft standards to the European Commission by next November. The EC will then adopt the final standards in June 2023 by means of a Delegated Act. The timetable for implementation by entities will be finalised by the adoption of the CSRD, which is expected by the end of the year.
Beyond the GAAP - No. 167 - June 2022
On 22 June, and after political negotiations, the European Council and Parliament reached a provisional agreement on a slightly revised version of the European Commission's initial proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), published in April 2021. In this issue, Beyond the GAAP presents the highlights of this provisional agreement so far, bearing in mind that the final text is due to be published in a few days’ or weeks’ time.
Beyond the GAAP - No. 166 - May 2022
As we approach the half-yearly closing of accounts, Beyond the GAAP presents a snapshot of the new standards and interpretations applicable from 1 January 2022 (both mandatory and optional). In addition to this overview, we bring you a summary of the ESMA recommendations published on 13 May. The European Securities and Markets Authority has identified the key issues to address in the interim financial statements in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. ESMA has also published specific recommendations on the forthcoming implementation of IFRS 17 – Insurance Contracts.